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against, well, another reminder of the grim economic reality we're all facing. jon: those new weekly jobless claims just out today came out higher than expected, 418,000 americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits. wendall goler live at the white house right now, explain the president's offer for this short-term extension of the debt ceiling. >> reporter: well, you pretty much had it. the president won't agree to extend the time of the august 2nd deadline for lawmakers to reach a deficit-cutting agreement, but if they agree on a deal, he'll give them a few more days to turn it into legislation and put it on his desk. and the best hope, it appears, for a bipartisan compromise appears to be the so-called gang of six proposal which would trim the deficit about $3 be.7 trillion -- $3.7 trillion. it includes more than a trillion dollars in increased tax revenue, but the president, the white house and some republican members of the gang of six hope they can sell it to house republicans, the vast majority of whom have signed a new no new taxes pledge. >> i don't want to give polit
, hope you're off to a good thursday, i'm jenna lee. jon: and i'm jon scott, we're here in the fox newsroom, and "happening now," buying time on the debt crisis. the obama administration signaling it is open now to a short-term deal that would raise the debt ceiling. only, though, if congressional leaders can agree on a, quote, significant deficit reduction plan. the short-term deal would give congress time to pass a larger plan and avert possible government default august 2nd, but right now 12 days from that deadline, there is no deal on anything. jenna: ifs and maybes. in the meantime, fox news poll showing 60% of americans would vote against raising the debt limit. the showdown over the future of america's financial security come against, well, another reminder of the grim economic reality we're all facing. jon: those new weekly jobless claims just out today came out higher than expected, 418,000 americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits. wendall goler live at the white house right now, explain the president's offer for this short-term extension of the debt ceiling.
: "happening now" starts now. jon: we begin with this fox news alert, breaking news and new video from mumbai, indian where three large explosions have rocked that city. we are getting reports that at least eight people are dead. more than a hundred injured in what appears to be a series of coordinated attacks. the blasts coincide with the birthday of the only surviving gunman from the 2008 mumbai attacks nearly three years ago. those attacks killed 166 people. let's go to kt mcfarland a fox news national security analyst and host of fox news.come live depth con 3. is it too early to assign responsibility. >> reporter: it is too early. a couple of things we need to keep in mind about the whole region, the last terrorist attacks, the mumbai attacks, the mumbai-style terrorist attacks on the hotel in mumbai those were ultimately traced, unofficially to the pakistani intelligence services. there are a couple of conclusions we want to make prior to making any real conclusions, probably is there a connection to pakistan unofficial or otherwise. is this the first attack that we're going to see and
. we'll keep you posted as soon as we learn anything. jon: thank you, rick. and a good tuesday morning to you, post 4th of july holiday. i'm jon scott. patti ann: and i'm patti ann brown in for jenna lee. we are on verdict watch in the casey anthony murder trial. the jury deliberating for its first full day. the seven women and five men spent six hours discussing the case yesterday. jon: of course they are charged with deciding whether casey anthony, the woman you see there, killed her 2-year-old daughter, or if, as the defense claims, little caylee drowned in the family pool, an accident that snowballed out of control. phil keith live in orlando for us. casey anthony's attorney was not in court this morning. why, phil? >> we don't know. apparently jose baez was running a bit late, as all of the spectators were exiting the courtroom after the judge asked the jurors whether they had headed hiheeded his admonitionst discussed anything about this case after they were released from court last night at 6:00pm. everybody left, the jurors went back into the delib kraeugs room. then jose baez
the world and back here at home, hi, everybody, we're so glad you're with us, i'm jenna lee. jon: and i'm jon scott. "happening now," capitol hill gridlock just days before a default deadline. right now there is no bipartisan teal on the table and no vote today on house speaker john boehner's plan to raise the debt ceiling. august 2nd is just six short days away, and that leaves the very real prospect of default or a credit downgrade. can washington make a deal? wendall goler, our senior thousands foreign affairs correspondent be live on the north lawn for us now. >> reporter: more tough news today from the congressional budget office which says both of the leading plans from republicans and democrats to cut the deficit and raise the debt ceiling fall short of what their authors claim. senate majority leader harry reid's plan would actually cut half a trillion less from the deficit than he says it would, house speaker john boehner's plan falls about $350 billion short. boehner has canceled plans for a vote on his proposal today and gone back to the drawing board, and since he has promis
's asking tab to send in your questions. in. jon: and this fox news alert out of minnesota where the governor just signed a new budget ending one of the longest-ever state government shutdowns. harris is live with the breaking story for us. harris? is. >> reporter: yeah. there were a lot of people wondering how this one would come together. minnesota governor mark dayton has just signed an agreement he struck with leading republicans after months of very bitter arguments over taxes and spending cuts. they were trying to close a pretty sizable deficit in their spending there, and they have been brutal on this issue for quite some time. you see some video from early on in those discussions, people on all sides of the issue. the government shut down july 1st, and that laid off 22,000 state employees, stopped road projects, people couldn't get licensing for all sorts of things like fishing and what not be, and it's a big recreational state. it cost the state millions in be lost revenue from lottery sales, tax audits, park fees and licensing fees, so on and so forth, but now they can
're with us, i'm jenna lee. jon: and i'm jon scott. new developments in the drama that grips capitol hill and the white house. dueling plans are out now on raising the limit to our nation's credit card and reducing the deficit. wendall goler, our senior foreign affairs correspondent, is live on the north lawn. wendall? >> reporter: jon, starting today house republicans will begin trying to sell their proposal to cut the deficit and raise the debt ceiling to democrats, and if they don't, democrats in the senate will then try and sell their plan to republicans. the chairman of the president's national economic council says mr. obama's address to the nation last night was a warning that democrats and republicans aren't even close. >> what the president was trying to do was let people know that we really are at a stalemate, that we have, that nothing is coming out of congress that is likely to pass be both houses and that this is a time where we as a country have to come together and have compromise and have bipartisanship. >> reporter: saturday was the last time the president and can congres
you. jon: we still have debt deadlock on capitol hill with the default deadline just eight days away now. congressional leaders are still struggling to hammer out some kind of a deal, one that would raise the limit on our nation's credit card while cutting trillions of dollars in spending. house speaker john boehner may unveil his own bill today. harry reid said it would be a nonstarter. wendell goler is live on the north lawn with more. >> reporter: speaker boehner's plan would take the spending cuts agreed to before talks with vice joe biden broke down and raise the debt ceiling a little less than that. it would satisfy the speakers bottom line which is cutting spending more than the debt ceiling is raids but we'd have to go through this all over again by the end of the year. the speaker said yesterday it would solve the immediate crisis. >> there is going to be a two-stage process. it's not physically possible to do all of this in one step. having said that, chris, i know the president is worried about his next election, but my god shouldn't we be worried about the country? >> rep
"happening now starts right now. >> jon: "happening now" begins with this fox news alert, a horrific story unfolding in the netherlands, brand new video of a soccer stadium collapse in a dutch city, at least 12 injured, one dead, and an unknown number of people still trapped. rick folbaum is on it from the breaking news desk. >> reporter: rescue workers are on the scene trying to reach those people still trapped in the rubble of this soccer stadium. part of the stadium's roof collapsed and while it was being constructed upon they were doing off season construction work. thankfully no gale underway or this place would have been packed with athletes and fans and as you can see from some of the pictures we've gotten the roof came crashing down on to the seats, where the spectators would have been had they been there for a soccer match. those trapped are believed to be construction workers who were there doing this work, it happened in the city about 100 miles or so from amsterdam. we're told that the work on this stadium was to expand it, to make it bigger. we've also gotten
morning. hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. jon: and i'm jon scott. dramatic new developments in that debt standoff in washington, and we are all over them. president obama speaking just moments ago urging republicans and democrats to reach some kind of compromise. he's warning the u.s. will lose its top credit rating if it falls into an unprecedented default. jenna: and it could lose that rating anyway. that's something we've been hearing a lot this week, that despite some of the decisions made in d.c., we could still see a downgrade. now, the political standoff as we know it is escalating this hour. a senior gop official, a house aide, i should say, telling fox news that house republicans will pass their debt plan today. we thought that yesterday. we'll see if it happens today. a bill that senate democrats say is dead on arrival, though, as they move ahead with their own debt limit bill setting up a showdown vote really for this weekend. ahead of that host of your world, neil cavuto, is live on capitol hill with his observations about what's happening down there in d.c., neil. first of a
's whole grain in every box. make sure to look for the white check. jon: high noon here on the east coast on this historic friday. hello to you, i'm jon scott. thisthis is "happening now." patti ann: and i'm patti ann brown. happening now, tragedy at the texas rangers ballpark. a fan falls to his death trying to catch a foul ball tossed from the outfield. jon: it happened right in front of thousands of horrified onlookers including the man's young son. chris gutierrez live from dallas. what happened, chris? >> reporter: jon, you know, you've been to baseball games, you know how common it is for baseball players to pick up a ball and just toss it into the stands. well, that's what happened last night in the second inning of the texas rangers baseball game. josh hamilton, an outfielding for the texas rangers, scooped up a foul ball and tossed it to the fans, but that fan overstretched his bounds. he lost his balance, and he plunged head first some 20 feet below, jon. in fact, i'm told that when he landed, the paramedics say initially he was responsive, but he died on his way to the hospital
in for jon scott. patti ann: i'm patti ann brown in for jenna lee, we are in the fox news room, "happening now", in the debt showdown, both sides digging in their heels before the debt defaults week away and the entire state of the u.s. economy hanging in the balance. now the president vows to keep calling meetings on cutting the the decifit and raising the limit on america's credit card until there is some sort of agreement. gregg: but the gop is standing firm against tax increases, while the president and democrats insist it has to be part of any equation that cuts benefit programs, for example, medicare, and house speaker john boehner, well now, he is squarely blaming the president, saying the debt limit is his problem, adding that the president talks a good game, but when it comes time to make these tough decisions, he can't quite pull the trigger. patti ann: and wendell goler right now is live at the white house with the very latest on the the debt debate. hi wendell. >> >> reporter: hi patti ann. it's going to be almost as hot in the cabinet room as it is out here, when the president
are requiring from the senate. jon kyle and kate bailey hutch chin son. six are retiring at the end of the term and 17 running for rerehrebgs in the senate. 23 seats held by democrats will be up for grabs in 2012. larry sabado is director for the center of politics at university of virginia. always good to talk to you. thank you for being here. i was struck by a poll from abc news and "the washington post" who said that 70% of people who help ask said they would like to fire their elected official in washington. that is a huge number. >> it is a huge number. and you wonder whether at some point we might actually have a fourth wave election in a row. what is a wave election? it's where lots of incumbents get tossed out, all though the eupl kupl pwapbts can be heavily concentrated in one party. remember we had a wave election in 2006 that was democratic. another wave election tilted to the democrats. 2010 a big wave election for the republicans. could we really be having a fourth wave election? it's too soon to say and the presidential nomination will be very important. rick: if there is one of t
folbaum in for jon scott. julie: i'm julie banderas, and "happen position now", we are awaiting a news conference from president obama, with time running out to reach a deal on the debt crisis, remember, that looming debt crisis will expire august 2nd, they need to come up with a solution. the shedown is now turning ugly after an emergency meeting on sunday, republicans, democrats and the president, still not seeing eye to eye, failing to break the deadlock could lead to catastrophe, rick. rick: mike emanuel is live at the white house. as we wait for the president, what are we expecting him to say? >> essentially to make the case that he needs a deal, he wants a deal, and he told both sides, both the house and senate, republicans and democrats last night when they left, to come back with an idea of what would pass their respective houses, and so we expect the president to set the stage, if you will, for today's meeting, which is set for 2:00, and to try to take his case right to the american people, to say you know, we need to get something done, august 2nd is coming. and we need basic
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